Spotlight on whistleblowing

Publication: HR Magazine

Whistleblowing is once again in the spotlight with the news that the former Co-operative Group procurement director, Kath Harmeston is pursuing a whistleblowing claim against the business, following her dismissal after just five months in the job. She is claiming £5 million in damages, one of the largest ever claims of its type.

Harmeston was suspended following an anonymous whistleblowing report against her. She contends the report contained a number of false statements…

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